Safety

Road and traffic safety.

The Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) has developed this evidence-based guide on “What Works and What Does Not Work” in road safety in response to the critical need for effective evidence-based solutions. This guide has been prepared to help readers understand that not all road safety interventions are equally effective and that what appear to be “common-sense” approaches to selecting road safety interventions will often not be the best. Although some provide benefits, others have very limited or even negative impacts, despite being commonly—and mistakenly—recommended or accepted. The guide offers a range of recommendations with a focus on interventions in LMICs, although the information may also be of relevance to all countries. The contents will be valuable to those working on road safety at policy or practitioner levels, including World Bank technical team leaders and others who seek to establish, expand, or improve road safety programs in LMICs. The guide sets knowledge on evidence-based interventions within a “Safe System” context, providing advice on each of the Safe System pillars (road safety management, safe roads, safe speeds, safe vehicles, safe road users, and post-crash care) while recognizing that evidence-based solutions must be drawn from across pillars to produce effective road safety outcomes. At the core of this document is a summary table with an overview of beneficial and non-beneficial interventions based on sound scientific evidence. This is followed by more detailed information including case studies and references to the evidence base to support the summary.

2008 - International - IRAP: The True Cost of Road Carshes
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Report discussing the valuation of road crash costs. Presents models which can be used in different countries for approximate cost estimations.

2006 - Norway - Road Surface Condition and Safety
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Report describing the effects of rut depth, roughness and cross-slope on traffic risk. It was found that there was an increased risk with increasing rut depth, but a decreasing risk with increasing roughness. [Norwegian with English summary]

Report giving models for predicting reduction in crashes
Report giving models for predicting reduction in crashes

1995 - Traffic Safety Framework
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Recommendations on considering traffic safety in HDM-4

1995 - Sweden - Swedish Research on Accident Modelling
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Paper summarizing Swedish experience with traffic safety modelling.

1994 - TRL - Traffic Safety
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Report recommending how traffic safety should be modellied in HDM-4, with data from several countries.